Mich. governor wants summit on Asian carp

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm called Tuesday for a White House summit on Asian carp.

Michigan governor signs smoking ban

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm said the bill she signed into law Friday will protect people from second-hand smoke by banning smoking in most workplaces.

Mich. governor gets smoking ban bill

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- All that's required now for Michigan's new smoking ban to become law is Gov. Jennifer Granholm's signature.

Crosswinds builder caught in crossfire

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The chairman of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority is being hounded by lawsuits involving failed development projects, court records show.

California, Michigan in dire straits

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Governors in Michigan and California are warning residents that some services may have to go as they wrestle with enormous budget shortfalls.

Michigan winning some job tug-o-wars

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is finding some success tempting Massachusetts companies to relocate in the Great Lakes State, officials said.

Governors disagree on stimulus effect

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Two Midwestern U.S. governors say they have differing views on the effects of federal economic stimulus measures.

Michigan State Fair ending after 161 years

DETROIT, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The Michigan State Fair may close up shop this year after 161 years of operation, The Detroit News said.

Michigan man again seeks Granholm recall

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A Michigan prison guard says he's going to try for the fourth time to mount a petition drive to recall Gov. Jennifer Granholm from office.

California: No prisoners going to Michigan

LANSING, Mich., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- California said thanks, but no thanks to Michigan's offer to take in prisoners at the Standish penal facility, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm said Tuesday.

Lawyer: Michigan settling prison sex case

LANSING, Mich., July 16 (UPI) -- Michigan is settling a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 500 women who allege they were sexually assaulted by guards in prison, a lawyer says.
Detroit political mess reaching governor?

Detroit political mess reaching governor?

DETROIT, July 1 (UPI) -- A high-profile Detroit political consultant says the FBI is looking into payments he says he received to not criticize Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
GE plans Detroit research center

GE plans Detroit research center

DETROIT, June 25 (UPI) -- Sources close to General Electric Corp. said the company planned to open a clean energy research center in Detroit that would create 1,200 jobs.
Biden: Michigan to get $2B more stimulus

Biden: Michigan to get $2B more stimulus

KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden told Michigan officials Friday the state will get another $2 billion to help it over the hump of auto industry problems.

Granholm seen as possible fresh face

DETROIT, May 17 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm would provide a fresh perspective to the U.S. Supreme Court if she is nominated by President Barack Obama, analysts say.
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Jennifer Granholm
Michigian Gov. Jennifer Granholm has made good on the friendly World Series wager made with Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, in Lansing, Michigan on November 10, 2006. Since the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers in the 2006 World Series, Gov. Granholm was forced to wear an Albert Pujols jersey, enjoy a Missouri branded Angus steak and a bottle of Missouri wine while reading from Cards manager Tony LaRussa's book, "Three Nights in August." Granholm did all this while being interviewed on a St. Louis radio station. (UPI Photo/Handout)

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (born February 5, 1959) is a Canadian-born American politician, former Attorney General of Michigan, and was the 47th Governor of the U.S. state of Michigan. A member of the Democratic Party, Granholm became Michigan's first female governor on January 1, 2003, when she succeeded Governor John Engler. Granholm was re-elected on November 7, 2006, and was sworn in for her second and, due to term limits, final term on January 1, 2007. She has been mentioned as a potential Supreme Court justice for President Barack Obama. She was a member of the transition team for the presidency of President Obama before he assumed office on January 20, 2009.

Granholm was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Shirley Alfreda Dowden and Victor Ivar Granholm. Granholm's paternal grandfather, who immigrated to Canada in the 1930s, came from Robertsfors, Sweden, where his father was mayor. The Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Energy, Maud Olofsson, lives in Robertsfors, and when the two met in Sweden, it was revealed that Olofsson's husband is a relative of Granholm's.

Granholm's grandmother was an emigrant from Norway. Granholm's family moved to California when she was four. She grew up in Anaheim, San Jose and San Carlos. Granholm graduated from San Carlos High School in 1977. She won the Miss San Carlos beauty pageant. As a young adult she attempted to launch a Hollywood acting career but was unsuccessful and she abandoned her efforts at the age of 21. She held jobs as a tour guide at Universal Studios, within customer service for the Los Angeles Times and was the first female tour guide at Marine World Africa USA in Redwood City, piloting boats with 25 tourists aboard. In 1980, she became a United States citizen and worked for John Anderson's independent run for President of the United States, and enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated from UC-Berkeley in 1984 Phi Beta Kappa with two BA degrees, one in political science, the other in French. Granholm then earned a Juris Doctor degree at Harvard Law School, also with honors. She clerked for U.S. Judge Damon Keith on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In 1986 she married Daniel Mulhern, a Michigan native, and took his surname as her middle name. They have three children: Kathryn, Cecelia, and Jack. In 1990 she became an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. In 1994, she was appointed Wayne County Corporation Counsel.

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